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1 1 Against the Status Quo Abortion, now legal, should be outlawed. Supporting the Status Quo Abortion should remain legal. Abortion Key words: Roe v Wade; partial-birth abortion; abortion pill (RU-486)

2 2 Against the Status Quo The ACLU enforces the will of the Democratic Party by threatening lawsuit against those who disagree with party policy. Supporting the Status Quo The ACLU is a neutral organization that defends the rights of all. ACLU

3 3 Against the Status Quo Children should be adopted only by people of the same race. Supporting the Status Quo Children should be adopted by whoever will care for them. Adoption, Cross-Racial

4 4 Against the Status Quo Colleges should accept students based solely on their scores and portfolio – skin color should not be a factor. Supporting the Status Quo Colleges should continue to use Affirmative Action to help determine who will get into its programs. Affirmative Action Key words: racial quotas, quota systems, Grutter v. Bollinger

5 5 Against the Status Quo. Airport searches invade personal privacy and do little to protect the American public from terrorism. Supporting the Status Quo Airport searches are necessary to protect the American public from terrorism. Airport Security Key words: TSA, Fourth Amendment

6 6 Against the Status Quo. Intelligent life is probably rare in the universe, if it exists anywhere else at all. Supporting the Status Quo Intelligent life probably exists on many planets throughout the universe. Alien Life Key words: The Drake Equation, The Rare Earth Hypothesis, The Fermi Paradox, SETI

7 7 Against the Status Quo Some evidence suggests that aliens visited the Earth in ancient times. Supporting the Status Quo There is no evidence suggesting aliens ever visited the Earth. Ancient UFOs Key words: ancient astronauts, Eric von Daniken, paleocontact

8 8 Against the Status Quo Animal experimentation is cruel and unnecessary. Supporting the Status Quo New drugs and medical procedures should be tried on animals before they are tried on humans. Animal Experimentation

9 99 Against the Status Quo: Researchers may choose ONE theory to support: The Ark is buried in Mount Nebo. The Ark is hidden in The Temple Mount of Jerusalem. The Ark is in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The Ark is in Southern Africa. The Ark is in Languedoc, France. The Ark is in United Kingdom. The Ark is in Ireland. The Ark is in Shikoku, Japan. The Ark is in Sanpete County, Utah. Supporting the Status Quo: The Ark of the Covenant was lost long ago. Ark of the Covenant

10 10 Against the Status Quo. Atlantis once existed as a historical place. Supporting the Status Quo Atlantis must be considered mythical. Atlantis Key words: Thera, Bimini Wall

11 11 Against the Status Quo The government should not use tax- payers money to fund art that is offensive to the taxpayer. Supporting the Status Quo Getting government money for art should always be free of restrictions. Art, Taxpayer Funding Offensive Key words: National Endowment for the Arts, Andres Serrano

12 12 Against the Status Quo. Evidence shows that Bigfoot is a living creature in North America. Supporting the Status Quo Evidence supporting Bigfoot is flawed or faked. Bigfoot Key words: sasquatch, cripplefoot, Patterson film, Memorial Day Film, Freeman Film, Minnesota Iceman

13 13 Against the Status Quo. Immigrant children should receive education in their own language, not in English. Supporting the Status Quo Immigrant children should be taught English as quickly as possible instead of being taught in their native languages. Bilingual Education Key words: bilingual education

14 14 Against the Status Quo States should be allowed to control their borders if the Federal Government wont. Supporting the Status Quo Border control should remain under Federal authority, not a states. Border Control Key words: Arizona SB 1070

15 15 Against the Status Quo Boxing should be outlawed with other gladiatorial events. Supporting the Status Quo Boxing should remain a legal sport. Boxing

16 16 Against the Status Quo There is a distinct difference between ordinary jet exhaust and chemtrails; the government is spraying dangerous or unknown chemicals. Supporting the Status Quo There is no reliable evidence that the streaks seen in the sky are anything other than jet exhaust. Chemtrails Key words: Chemtrails, contrails, Stratospheric Aerosol GeoEngineering, What on Earth are they Spraying?

17 17 Against the Status Quo. Beauty pageants do not harm small children any more than other childhood activities. Supporting the Status Quo Small children should not be subjected to beauty pageants; it is harmful to them. Child Beauty Pageants Key words:

18 18 Against the Status Quo The government should force churches to hire gay employees and to marry gay couples, even if it is against their beliefs. Supporting the Status Quo Churches should be allowed to hire and to marry those who believe as they do. Churches, Freedom of

19 19 Against the Status Quo There is no problem with cloning humans. Supporting the Status Quo Human beings should not be cloned. Cloning

20 20 Against the Status Quo. Child obesity is child abuse. The government should intervene into families in which this occurs. Supporting the Status Quo The government should not intervene in cases of child obesity. Child Obesity

21 21 Against the Status Quo. Child-rapists should never be released from prison. Supporting the Status Quo Child-rapists should continue to earn parole and be released back into the public. Child-Rapists Key words: Jessicas Law, the Jessica Lunsford Act, pedophiles

22 22 Against the Status Quo College is too expensive for young people to pay for. College should be financed by the government. Supporting the Status Quo Each person should finance their own way through college. No one should expect others to pay for their college tuition. College, free or self- financed

23 23 Against the Status Quo A program distributing condoms by schools should begin in our state. Supporting the Status Quo Condoms should continue to be distributed by stores and clinics, not schools. Condoms in Schools

24 24 Against the Status Quo Our state should have a death penalty. Supporting the Status Quo Our state should not adopt the death penalty. Death Penalty

25 25 Against the Status Quo Doctors should be able to help patients end their lives. Supporting the Status Quo Doctors should not kill their patients. Dr-Assisted Suicide Key words: Physician-Assisted Suicide, Dr. Kevorkian

26 26 Against the Status Quo High school students should be allowed to drop out. Supporting the Status Quo High school students should not be allowed to drop out. Dropouts, legalizing

27 27 Against the Status Quo A stricter dress code makes little difference in student behavior or achievement. Supporting the Status Quo A stricter dress code improves student behavior and achievement. Dress Codes

28 28 Against the Status Quo We should drill our own oil, even in Alaska. Supporting the Status Quo We should continue to import our oil from other countries. Drilling in Alaska Key words: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR, energy independence

29 29 Against the Status Quo American schools are just as good as European or Asian schools. Supporting the Status Quo American schools are seriously falling behind European and Asian schools. Education, US is Behind Key words: A Nation at Risk

30 30 Against the Status Quo. The dead sometimes haunt the living and their voices can be recorded. Supporting the Status Quo The dead do not haunt the living; voices heard in recordings are figments of peoples imaginations. Electronic Voice Phenomena Key words: Electronic Voice Phenomenon, EVP

31 31 Eminent Domain Against the Status Quo The government should be able to take private property from a citizen only if it is needed for a public project. Supporting the Status Quo Governments should be able to take private property from a citizen and give it to another private owner. Key words: eminent domain, Kelo vs. City of New London

32 32 Against the Status Quo The economy should be protected, even if it means the environment will be damaged. Supporting the Status Quo The environment should be protected, even if it means the economy will be damaged. Environment vs. Economy

33 33 Against the Status Quo The Environmental Protection Agency is stealing land from private property owners. If the Federal Government wants control of land, it should buy it. Supporting the Status Quo It is good and correct that the Environmental Protection Agency controls privately owned land to protect wetlands and endangered species. EPA vs. Property Owners

34 34 Against the Status Quo The elderly should receive euthanasia. Supporting the Status Quo The elderly should be cared for. Euthanasia for the Elderly

35 35 Against the Status Quo Students should be able to hear both sides of the argument concerning evolution and decide for themselves. Supporting the Status Quo Arguments against evolution must be kept out of the classroom. Students should not be exposed this evidence. Evolution, Criticism of

36 36 Against the Status Quo Students should have to take an exit exam in order to graduate. Supporting the Status Quo Students should not have to take an exit exam in order to graduate. Exit Exams Key words: proficiency exams

37 37 Against the Status Quo People that engage in extreme sports should pay for their own rescues. Supporting the Status Quo People that engage in extreme sports should be rescued at the taxpayers expense. Extreme Sport Rescue

38 38 Against the Status Quo: The Face on Mars is a Monument built by Martians. Supporting the Status Quo: The Face on Mars is a natural rock formation. Face on Mars Key words: Cydonia

39 39 Against the Status Quo The government should control peoples eating of fast-food. Supporting the Status Quo The government should not control peoples eating of fast-food. Fast Food, Govt Control of Key words: Supersize Me, Mayor Bloomberg

40 40 Against the Status Quo The Federal Reserve is an unconstitutional fourth branch of government that allows a secretive, ultra- wealthy group to control our economy. Supporting the Status Quo The Federal Reserve system is necessary to manage our economy and keep politicians from having direct control of our money supply. Federal Reserve Key words: Ben Berneke, Timothy Geithner, End the Fed

41 41 Against the Status Quo FEMA has secret prison camps set up inside the US in which they could imprison rebellious American citizens, should it become necessary. Supporting the Status Quo The secret FEMA prison camps do not exist except in conspiracy theory. FEMA Camps Key words: Federal Emergency Management Agency; REX 84; Project Garden Plot; Project Cable Splicer; blue list / red list Gaylord, Michigan

42 42 Against the Status Quo Women who drink while pregnant should not be legally liable for problems that result. Supporting the Status Quo Women who drink while pregnant should be legally liable for problems that result. Fetal-Alcohol Syndrome Key words:

43 43 Against the Status Quo Flag-burning should be banned. Supporting the Status Quo Flag-burning is free-speech. Flag-Burning

44 44 Against the Status Quo Flight 19 disappeared due to the mysterious powers of the Bermuda Triangle. Supporting the Status Quo Flight 19 disappeared through pilot error or natural causes. Flight 19 of the Bermuda Triangle

45 45 Against the Status Quo Money given from one government to another government is an ineffective means of combating poverty in undeveloped nations. Supporting the Status Quo Developed nations should give money to the governments of undeveloped nations; it is the best way to combat poverty there. Foreign Aid Key words: foreign aid

46 Free Speech, Religious 46 Against the Status Quo Religious expression must be done in private. Supporting the Status Quo Religious expression shouldnt be controlled by the government. Allah preserve us!

47 47 Against the Status Quo Fusion energy will soon solve our energy problems. Supporting the Status Quo Fusion energy may be a far-future solution, but is not a realistic choice for today. Fusion Energy

48 48 Against the Status Quo. Fluoride in water is dangerous. Supporting the Status Quo Fluoride in water is safe. Fluoride Key words: early onset of puberty, pineal gland, Dr. Jennifer Luke

49 49 Against the Status Quo. No one should be able to patent a living thing. Supporting the Status Quo Corporations that develop genetically modified foods must be allowed to control them with a patent. Genetically Modified Foods Essential Questions: Should a corporation be able to put a patent on a living thing? How otherwise can a company protect years of expensive laboratory research? Should a corporation be able to control the farms that use its genetically modified seeds? What happens when drifting pollen carries genetically modified DNA into the neighbors farm? Does the corporation have any control over that farm? Can a genetically modified crop drive out native species? Are genetically modified crops susceptible to the problems of monoculture? Key words: Monsanto

50 50 Against the Status Quo. Global warming is caused by sunspot cycles, not human behavior, and is part of a natural cycle. Supporting the Status Quo Global warming is caused by human behavior and threatens our survival as a species. Global Warming Key words: An Inconvenient Truth, The Great Global Warming Swindle

51 51 Against the Status Quo. An ice age, such as what occurred in the past, will soon return. Supporting the Status Quo Ice ages are impossible to predict and unlikely to happen again soon. Global Cooling

52 52 Against the Status Quo Grain should be used for food, not for fuel. Supporting the Status Quo Grain should be used for fuel as well as food. Grain for Fuel Key words: Ethanol

53 53 Against the Status Quo The mosque should be built near ground zero. Supporting the Status Quo The mosque should not be built near ground zero. Ground Zero Mosque Key words: Cordoba House

54 54 Against the Status Quo The president should close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Supporting the Status Quo America should run a prison in Cuba in which it houses people accused of terrorism. Guantanamo Bay Prison

55 55 Against the Status Quo The government should outlaw gun ownership. Supporting the Status Quo Citizens without convictions should continue to be able to own guns. Gun Control Key words: 2 nd Amendment, gun control, Brady Act, right to bear arms

56 56 Against the Status Quo Criminals should be charged only with the crime they committed. The government must not outlaw thoughts. Supporting the Status Quo Criminals should be charged not only with the crime they actual committed but also with the additional charge of hate crime. Hate Crimes Key words: Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (1994), Matthew Sheppard Act

57 57 Against the Status Quo HAARP is a weather-control device. Supporting the Status Quo HAARP is a program to study the upper ionosphere. HAARP Key words: High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)

58 58 Against the Status Quo The government should take control of health care. Supporting the Status Quo Health care should remain in the control of private businesses. Healthcare, Socialized

59 59 Against the Status Quo The US should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan. Supporting the Status Quo Using atomic bombs to end World War II was the correct decision. Hiroshima & Nagasaki

60 60 Against the Status Quo: Researchers may choose ONE theory to support: The Grail is in on display in Valencia Cathedral. The Grail is in Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland. The Grail is owned by the Knights Templar. The Grail was really Mary Magdalene. The Grail is beneath the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem. The Grail is on display at the Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Genoa. The Grail is buried beneath Glastonbury Tor. The Grail is hidden on the church grounds of Santa Maria de Montserrat. Supporting the Status Quo: The Holy Grail was lost long ago. Holy Grail

61 61 Against the Status Quo Homosexuality is caused by genetics. Supporting the Status Quo Homosexuality develops as a result of cultural and psychological influences. Homosexuality, Origin of

62 62 Against the Status Quo Human organs should be offered for sale. Supporting the Status Quo Human organs should not be offered for sale. Human organs for sale

63 63 Against the Status Quo Illegal immigrants should be given citizenship. Supporting the Status Quo Only legal immigrants should be given citizenship. Illegal Aliens & Amnesty Key words: amnesty

64 64 Against the Status Quo Citizens of the United States are guaranteed a trial by the Constitution. Supporting the Status Quo Our government should be able to arrest American citizens and imprison them indefinitely without ever charging them or bringing them to trial. Indefinite Detention Key words: NDAA, or National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

65 65 Indigo Children Against the Status Quo Indigo children reveal that a higher consciousness has awakened in a new generation which will bring humankind to a new age. Supporting the Status Quo Indigo children are the result of intelligent but overindulgent parents.

66 66 Against the Status Quo The insanity defense should be abolished. Supporting the Status Quo Mentally ill people should be cured, not punished. Insanity Defense

67 67 Against the Status Quo A persons intelligence-level is determined by genetics. Supporting the Status Quo A persons intelligence-level is developed by academic work. Intelligence, Origin of

68 68 Against the Status Quo Irradiated foods are safer; food should be irradiated. Supporting the Status Quo The dangers of consuming irradiated food outweighs its germ-killing benefits. Irradiated Food Key words:

69 69 Against the Status Quo Israel is a foreign occupier in the West Bank. It is using settlement to take over new territory. The homes of Israelis there should be destroyed and they should be forced back out. Supporting the Status Quo Israel should be able to settle people anywhere within its own borders. Israeli settlement conflict Key words: West Bank, 1949 Armistice (Green Line),

70 70 Against the Status Quo The researcher must focus on a specific suspect to these infamous crimes. suspect Supporting the Status Quo There is no known solution to the mysterious murders committed by Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper Key words: Whitechapel

71 71 Against the Status Quo A judge should merely interpret the Constitution. Making law is the duty of Congress. Supporting the Status Quo Judges should get justice accomplished. There is no way to be sure what the what the writers of the Constitution meant. Judges, Activist Key words: judicial restraint, judicial activism, activist judges, original intent, judicial intervention, constructionist judges

72 72 Against the Status Quo Opponents to the status quo may choose ONE of the following possible killers of Kennedy, such as: The Mob Castro / The Cubans Khrushchev / The Soviets / the KGB The FBI The CIA Vice President Johnson The New Orleans Conspiracy Oswald, agent of the CIA The Secret Service Howard Hunt The Federal Reserve The Israelis The Cuban Exiles The American Fact-Finding Committee OR an opponent of the status quo may focus on one facet or detail of the assassination, such as: Alterations to Kennedys wounds The Zapruder film The Three Tramps Grassy Knoll shooter The Magic Bullet Supporting the Status Quo Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President Kennedy. Kennedy Assassination

73 73 Against the Status Quo The Kyoto Treaty is fair and effective way to reduce pollution; it should still be ratified. Supporting the Status Quo The Kyoto Treaty is unfair and an ineffective way to reduce pollution; it was right not to ratify it. Kyoto Treaty

74 74 Against the Status Quo Some lakes contain large, unknown creatures. Supporting the Status Quo There is no scientific evidence to support the existence of large, unknown lake creatures. Lake Monsters Key words: Loch Ness, Nessie, Lake Champlain

75 75 Against the Status Quo Marijuana should be legalized. Supporting the Status Quo Marijuana should remain illegal. Marijuana, Legalizing

76 76 Against the Status Quo Catholic clergy should be allowed to marry. Supporting the Status Quo Catholic clergy should dedicate themselves to service, not to each other. Marriage of Clergy

77 77 Against the Status Quo Medical marijuana should be approved by the population voting on it. Supporting the Status Quo Medical marijuana should be approved in the same way other drugs are approved – by careful testing. Medical Marijuana

78 78 Mexican Border Fence Against the Status Quo The United States should finish and improve the Mexican Border fence. Supporting the Status Quo The United States should not finish or improve the Mexican Border fence.

79 79 Against the Status Quo People should be weaned. Drinking cows milk is not healthy for adults and older children. Supporting the Status Quo Drinking milk is healthy. Older children and adults should continue to drink milk. Milk: Healthy or not?

80 80 Against the Status Quo Minimum wage increases dont really help those at the bottom. Supporting the Status Quo Increases in the minimum wage really help those at the bottom. Minimum Wage

81 81 Against the Status Quo No one has been to the Moon. It was faked. Supporting the Status Quo In the late sixties and early seventies, the United States landed twelve men on the Moon. Moon-Landing Conspiracy

82 82 Against the Status Quo. The United States should require its citizens to carry a national ID card. Supporting the Status Quo The United States should not require its citizens to carry a national ID card. National ID Card Key words: Real ID

83 83 Against the Status Quo Native Americans should not be used as mascots. Supporting the Status Quo It is OK to have Native American mascots. Native American Mascots

84 84 Against the Status Quo At the time the United States became a nation, Native American population within its borders was over 100 million. The European settlers are responsible for a genocide on this continent. Supporting the Status Quo At the time the United States became a nation, Native American population within its borders was about 5-10 million. There are more Native Americans alive today than at that time. Native American Numbers

85 85 Against the Status Quo The Internet would be faster and better if the government controlled the content. Supporting the Status Quo Freedom on the Internet would disappear if the government controlled the content. Net Neutrality Key words: Net Neutrality, Julius Genachowski, SOPA

86 86 Against the Status Quo 9-11 was caused by a secret conspiracy of Americans. Supporting the Status Quo 9-11 was caused by Al Qaeda. Nine-Eleven Conspiracy Key words: Loose Change, Truthers

87 87 Against the Status Quo: Remnants of Noahs Ark might be found today. Supporting the Status Quo: Noahs Ark does not exist in the world today. Noahs Ark, Discovery of Key words: Mt. Ararat

88 88 Against the Status Quo The government plans to erase our borders and create a North American Union. Supporting the Status Quo The North American Union is just a conspiracy theory. North American Union/Amero Key words: Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America

89 89 Against the Status Quo Nostradamus made predictions that correctly forecasted some current events. Supporting the Status Quo Nostradamus made predictions so vague that they can be interpreted to fit current events. Nostradamus Key words:

90 90 Against the Status Quo. Nuclear power is the best choice for supplying most of our energy. Supporting the Status Quo Nuclear power has too many problems to supply most of our energy. Nuclear Power

91 91 Against the Status Quo The group called Oath Keepers is stirring up rebellion against our legal rulers. Supporting the Status Quo The group called Oath Keepers wants to keep our armed forces from obeying unlawful commands. Oath Keepers

92 92 Against the Status Quo The government should allow Americans to drill off-shore. Supporting the Status Quo The government should not allow Americans to drill off-shore. Off-Shore Drilling

93 93 Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy Against the Status Quo The Oklahoma City bombing was done by Timothy McVeigh and others that have never been caught. Supporting the Status Quo The Oklahoma City bombing was done by Timothy McVeigh alone. Key words: John Doe #2

94 94 Organic Foods, Organic Farming Against the Status Quo Organic foods are better for humans and better for the environment; organic farming is more capable to feed the world than chemical farming. Supporting the Status Quo Using chemical pesticides and fertilizers allows farmers to grow more crops and grows them more cheaply than organic farming. Organic is only a niche market. Key words: Monsato

95 95 Against the Status Quo Allowing the government to spy on citizens is unconstitutional and destroys our liberties and rights. Supporting the Status Quo Wiretapping and closed circuit cameras are necessary to keep Americans safe. Patriot Act Key words: Patriot Act

96 96 Against the Status Quo Parents are no more permissive than previous generations were. Supporting the Status Quo Parents are far more permissive than in previous generations were. Permissive Parenting Key words:

97 97 Against the Status Quo People should be able to photograph the police performing their duties. Supporting the Status Quo People should not be able to photograph the police performing their duties. Photographing Police

98 98 Against the Status Quo Drug companies should not be able to make a profit on their drugs. No one should profit from sick people. Supporting the Status Quo Drug companies should be able to make a profit on drugs they develop. The profit pays for many years of expensive research. Prescription Drugs and Profit Key words:

99 99 Against the Status Quo All children should attend government schools. Supporting the Status Quo Parents should be able to home-school or send their kids to private schools. Private Education, Abolish

100 100 Against the Status Quo The American prison system doesnt work. It should be replaced with…. Supporting the Status Quo The American prison system works. Prison Reform

101 101 Against the Status Quo The Pledge of Allegiance should not be allowed in schools. Supporting the Status Quo The Pledge of Allegiance should be allowed in schools. Pledge of Allegiance

102 102 Against the Status Quo Some scientific investigations confirm psychic abilities in humans. Supporting the Status Quo Science does not show that any human being has psychic abilities. Psychic Powers Key words: ESP, extra-sensory perception, precognition, remote sensing

103 103 Ramsay, murder of JonBenet Supporting the Status Quo There is no official solution to the murder of JonBenét Ramsey, the six-year-old beauty pageant contestant. Against the Status Quo The researcher must focus on a specific suspect to this infamous crime.

104 104 Against the Status Quo Taxpayers money earmarked for the environment would be more efficiently spent in ways other than curbside recycling. Supporting the Status Quo Curbside recycling is an effective way to spend the taxpayers money earmarked for the environment. Recycling, Curbside

105 105 Against the Status Quo Students that do not pass their classes should remain in those classes until they pass them. Supporting the Status Quo Students should advance to the next grade whether they have passed their classes or not. Retention of students

106 106 Against the Status Quo. An alien craft crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in Alien bodies were recovered and studied by our government. Supporting the Status Quo The Roswell UFO crash never happened. People are confused or creating a hoax. Roswell Crash

107 107 Against the Status Quo. Gay people in our state should be allowed to marry. Supporting the Status Quo Marriage in our state should be between a man and a woman. Same-Sex Marriage

108 108 Against the Status Quo Many kids do better academically when they are surrounded by people of the same race, gender, or orientation. Supporting the Status Quo Segregated schools should remain illegal. They cannot be separate but equal. Segregation, Return to Key words: segregation, integration, separate but equal,

109 109 Against the Status Quo Sex education doesnt reduce teen pregnancy or STDs. Supporting the Status Quo Sex education reduces teen pregnancy and STDs. Sex Education, Effectiveness

110 110 Against the Status Quo: The Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus. Supporting the Status Quo: The Shroud of Turin was woven during the Middle Ages. Shroud of Turin, The

111 111 Against the Status Quo. Children of single parents are just as successful as those with two parents. Supporting the Status Quo Children of single parents face more problems than those with two parents. Single Parenting

112 112 Against the Status Quo The US Government should pay living African-Americans reparations for the slavery of their ancestors. Supporting the Status Quo The US Government should not pay living African-Americans reparations for the slavery of their ancestors. Slavery Reparations

113 113 Against the Status Quo The decision whether of not a person can smoke in a building should be made by the owner of the building. Supporting the Status Quo The decision whether of not a person can smoke in a building should be made by the government. Smoking It is Against the Law to Smoke on These Premises.

114 114 Against the Status Quo The Social Security System is in serious financial trouble. If no changes are made, it will not be there for us. Supporting the Status Quo We should not meddle with the Social Security system. The problems with it are exaggerated. Social Security

115 115 Against the Status Quo Manned space exploration is a waste of time, money, and lives. Supporting the Status Quo Manned space exploration is important for our future. Space Exploration, cost

116 116 Against the Status Quo. Spanish should be accepted as a second national language. Supporting the Status Quo English should remain the de facto sole national language. Spanish Language

117 117 Against the Status Quo Our state should outlaw spanking. Supporting the Status Quo Our state should continue to leave parenting to parents. Spanking

118 Speech Codes 118 Against the Status Quo Colleges should not have Speech Codes to control what students can and cant say. Supporting the Status Quo Colleges should continue to use Speech Codes to control what students can and cant say. …and thats what I think. Im going to report you for saying so! Key words: Hate speech laws, Indoctrinate U

119 119 Against the Status Quo The Sphinx is much older than the other Egyptian monuments, built by an unknown pre-Egyptian civilization. Supporting the Status Quo The Sphinx is the same age as the other Egyptian monuments and was built by the Egyptians. Sphinx, Age of

120 120 Against the Status Quo Children would be better off engaging in non-competitive sports. Supporting the Status Quo We should continue to make childrens sports competitive. Sports, Competitive & Non- Competitive

121 121 Against the Status Quo Large sports expenditures should be supported privately, not by taxpayers. Supporting the Status Quo Taxpayers should be expected to financially support large sports expenditures for their cities. Sports, Subsidized

122 122 Against the Status Quo Stem-cells from human embryos should not be used for research. Supporting the Status Quo Stem-cells from human embryos should be used for research. Stem-Cell Research

123 123 Against the Status Quo The government should not have given 825 billion dollars to private banks. Supporting the Status Quo The government needed to give 825 billion dollars to private banks. Stimulus Bill Key words: bailout, stimulus package, Stimulus Bill, too-big-to-fail, American Recovery & Investment Act of 2009, AIG

124 124 Against the Status Quo AM talk radio is too conservative; it should be forced by the government to be more fair. Supporting the Status Quo Who gets on AM talk radio should be determined by the free market, not by the government. Government interference intrudes on free speech. Talk Radio Key words: Fairness Doctrine, Hush Rush

125 125 Against the Status Quo Our tax system is broken and should be replaced with (The researcher may argue for ONE of the below): The Flat Tax The Fair Tax. A National Sales Tax Supporting the Status Quo Our tax system may require some tweaking, but it is just fine. Tax System, Broken

126 126 Against the Status Quo Teachers Unions serve the adults in the education business at the expense of the students. Supporting the Status Quo Teachers Unions help educators serve children. Teachers Unions

127 127 Against the Status Quo Our state should treat violent teens like adults. Supporting the Status Quo Our state should continue to treat violent teens as teens, not as adults. Teens Tried as Adult

128 128 Against the Status Quo The United States should help free Tibet from Chinese occupation. Supporting the Status Quo Tibet is a part of China and should not be recognized as an independent nation. Tibet & China

129 129 Against the Status Quo Classes should contain students with similar abilities. Supporting the Status Quo Classes should contain students with similar ages. Tracking Key words: Tracking

130 130 Against the Status Quo The problems experienced by transgender people are physical, not psychological. Corrective surgery is needed. Supporting the Status Quo The problems experienced by transgender people are psychological, not physical. Acceptance of their natural, birth gender is needed. Transgender Surgery

131 131 Against the Status Quo. Television is harmful for children. Watching television early in life limits a person's thinking abilities. Supporting the Status Quo Television is not seriously harmful for children. Watching television has few harmful effects on a person's thinking abilities. TV, Psychological Effects This topic could be modified for video-gaming instead of TV watching.

132 132 Against the Status Quo. The U.N. has failed to stop wars, genocide, and human rights abuses. The U.S. should never subvert its national interests to those of the U.N. Supporting the Status Quo The U.N. is effective in promoting peace and human rights. The U.S. is morally and legally obligated to recognize the greater good as defined by the U.N. United Nations

133 133 Against the Status Quo. The US has too many troops stationed in foreign countries. America should call its troops home. Supporting the Status Quo The US needs its troops stationed in areas wherever its national interests are at risk. U.S. Troops Overseas

134 134 Against the Status Quo A valedictorian has earned the right to speak as he or she wishes. Supporting the Status Quo A valedictorian should not be able to mention God in his speech. Valedictorian, Religious Speech

135 135 Against the Status Quo Mercury and other chemicals in vaccines are unhealthy. Supporting the Status Quo Vaccines are safe and do not negatively affect ones health. Vaccines & Autism Key words: autism, thimerosal, aluminum hydroxide

136 136 Against the Status Quo Vegetarianism is healthier than a diet that includes meat. Supporting the Status Quo Vegetarianism is not healthier than a diet that includes meat. Vegetarianism

137 137 Against the Status Quo While experiencing media violence may encourage a few unstable people to become violent, it does not contribute to the increase of violent behavior in the society as a whole. Supporting the Status Quo Experiencing media violence not only encourages a few unstable people to become violent, it also contributes to the increase of violent behavior in the society as a whole. Violence on TV & Games

138 138 Against the Status Quo Students, who now are able to choose which school they attend, should be forced by law to attend the school closest to them. Supporting the Status Quo Students should continue to be able to choose the school they attend. Vouchers, School Key words: vouchers, schools of choice

139 139 Against the Status Quo The government did not use excessive force in the siege at Waco, Texas. Supporting the Status Quo The government used excessive force in the siege at Waco, Texas. Waco, the Siege at Key words: Branch Davidians, David Koresh

140 140 Against the Status Quo Waterboarding is torture and should be illegal. Supporting the Status Quo Waterboarding is not really torture and should remain legal. Waterboarding

141 141 Against the Status Quo Social programs like welfare aggravate poverty and foster intrusive government. Supporting the Status Quo Government social programs are the best way to help the poor. Welfare Key words: welfare, food stamps, WIC, the projects

142 142 Against the Status Quo Wind energy is economical and practical enough to be the primary source of our electricity. Supporting the Status Quo Wind energy is not economical and practical enough to be the primary source of our electricity. Wind Energy

143 143 Against the Status Quo Women should serve in combat. Supporting the Status Quo Women should not serve in combat. Women in Combat

144 144 Supporting the Status Quo There is no official solution to the serial murders known as the Zodiac killings. Zodiac Murders Against the Status Quo The researcher must focus on a specific suspect to these infamous crimes.

145 145 Should taxpayers fund more AIDS research? Should grain be used for liquor and beer? Are animals rights ever worth more than human rights? Should our government be this big? Are biological weapons a real threat? Are boycotts effective or not? Does censorship really exist? How do we balance the rights of crime victims against the rights of the accused? Are mass extinction events a serious threat to the human race? Is the Endangered Species List manipulated for political purposes? Does nature show signs of Intelligent Design or is Evolution completely controlled by random mutation? Do the rich already pay more than their fair share of taxes? Should the taxpayer subsidize farms? Should gambling be legal? Should Native American tribal members have more rights than the general population? Other Topics Any other topic must be presented to the teacher before starting. The presentation must include both a status quo and non-status quo position. Can womens eating disorders be linked to the fashion industry? Was there anything unusual in Hanger 19 in Area 51? Should the American Taxpayer have to cover the losses of people who chose build in flood areas? Is a high population a danger to the environment or a benefit to humankind? Should porn be banned? Can we ever get rid of nuclear weapons? Do individuals have the right to suicide? Should government impose restrictions on what kinds of foods can be served in school cafeterias? Does parental tough love really work? Should the use of coal be subjected to stricter environmental regulations than other fuels? Should we reform laws to make it harder to get a divorce? Should DDT be re-approved for use in the wake of recent bedbug outbreaks across the country? Do beauty contests serve any purpose in society? Do oil companies make big bucks while the rest of us pay too much? What, if any, limitations should be applied to the paparazzi? Should denial of the Holocaust be illegal? Domestic Violence Gangs Helmet laws Homelessness Homosexuals in the military Mainstreaming disabled children Michael Moore Nuclear Weapons Outsourcing Jobs Pork-Barrel Spending Prescription Drug Prices Prison Reform Rainforest Problems Retention of failing students School Violence Sexual Harassment Steroids Sweatshops


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